Officers, pictured back in July, have been out on the streets for months dealing with protests, which the force says has taken its toll on other forms of policing. Photo: Edmond So Dickson Lee

Burglaries and break-ins soar as Hong Kong police are left short-handed battling anti-government protests, but crime down 7.2 per cent overall, force says

  • Vehicle thefts and robberies also on the up, but serious crime such as murder and rape falls
  • Months of protests have ‘undeniably undermined’ police resources, official says
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Officers, pictured back in July, have been out on the streets for months dealing with protests, which the force says has taken its toll on other forms of policing. Photo: Edmond So Dickson Lee
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